Meadow Pippit.Juv Reed Bunting… All fluffed up after a good preening.Juv Mistle thrush one of 6 …also in the same area near the ant hills Rhogo three young green woodpeckers.. as soon as they spotted me the usual vanishing act.Our Rhogo Buzzard is getting to be quite the celebrity,
Nice to see two Juv Little Grebes with Parents..This one is the dominant Juv beginning to look after its self….Also a brood of 5 new cygnets on Llyn Helein… I am puzzled what happened to the first brood… These latest ones are doing well…. and more coots than you can shake a stick at 50 + and counting.A banded Demoiselle pictured with a common blue Damsel LLyngwyn Lake…I was a bit alarmed to see the fem Farm Duck x with fishing line from its bill and towing a bubble float..I had her in a landing net twice but she escaped I feared the worse.. Yesterday Morning as I drew up in vehicle the two came out of the pool running to get handouts the Female minus hook line and float, either she managed to cast it or some kind soul did the necessary.Thankfully I didn’t have to bother Tony x.A pied wag feeding youngsters Llyngwyn.
The Rock park plays host to allsorts! The Flycatcher obviously wants to get in with the fairies .Perhaps a mention in the “Doddie” sequel? I can heartily recommend a coffee at the cafe there -especially in this weather: you may well see a Flycatcher , but the fairies are very wary.
Taken early this Morning on track near upper Gilwern Rhogo….He was on the wall posts pouncing on leather jackets on the track…Yesterday evening near the same spot I was watching young wheatears performing on the wall when suddenly one shot across the front of the vehicle.. A hobby suddenly appeared from nowhere chasing it around a gorse bush… what a turn of speed and manouverability virtually turning on a sixpence.. For a medium-sized raptor Wow…The wheatear had sense to bury itself in the gorse bush… the hobby lighted on the ground close by and just as I was reaching for the camera he disappeared as fast as he appeared…”What a bird” The scene would have had Chris Packam Rubbing his thighs!!!!.A four spotted Chaser LLyngwyn Lake.